Calling all Cathedral Quarter Businesses: Belfast Business Awards are still open for entries

Destination CQ is delighted to be the sponsors of this year’s Best Creative Business category once again in the Belfast Business Awards.

The awards, sponsored by the Bank of Ireland UK, were postponed last year due to Covid-19 but with life slowly returning to normal, all Cathedral Quarter business owners are encouraged to enter to be in with a chance of shining a light on their successes after.

Destination CQ BID Manager, Damien Corr, said: “This city has a wealth of talent ranging from creators, makers and inventors who need to be recognised with our sponsorship of this award.

“The capital of most creative businesses is their people and the Cathedral Quarter has great examples of innovative businesses leading the way throughout Belfast’s resurgence.” 

Previous Cathedral Quarter business winners include Willie Jack, owner of the Duke of York and The Harp Bar, who won the respected lifetime achievement award.

In 2018 Groundswell in CQ won Best Digital Business in 2018 Awards, a leading E-Commerce and Digital Marketing agency.

The benefits of entering and perhaps winning an award is the added credibility which can attract new customers, suppliers and when pitching to potential clients, as well as the accolades and prestige. And, it serves as a recognition of the staff contribution to business success.

Entry deadline is midnight, Friday September 3, 2021. The Destination CQ Creative Business Award is one of 21 categories. The award ceremony will take place on Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge.

The awards are organised by Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce with principal sponsor Bank of Ireland UK. To be eligible for businesses must be located in Belfast, or be a member of Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

Details of the Belfast Business Awards and how to enter are available at

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